Proverbs

Book of Psalm. Chapter 140

   

1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men,

2 Who plan evil things in [their] hearts; They continually gather together [for] war.

3 They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps [is] under their lips. Selah

4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men, Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.

5 The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set traps for me. Selah

6 I said to the LORD: "You [are] my God; Hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.

8 Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not further his [wicked] scheme, [Lest] they be exalted. Selah

9 "[As for] the head of those who surround me, Let the evil of their lips cover them;

10 Let burning coals fall upon them; Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

11 Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow [him."]

12 I know that the LORD will maintain The cause of the afflicted, [And] justice for the poor.

13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence.

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